Arsenal technical director Edu Gasper appeared to be working on secured the signature of Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha, with pair representative reportedly arrived in London this morning to finalise the deal.
The Gunners are keen on strengthen their squad with additional of world-class players, and reports in recent days claimed they are held productive talk with Leeds United over Raphinha deal while also hold talks with Man City for Gabriel Jesus.
.@FabrizioRomano: “Arsenal had direct contact with Leeds for Raphinha – direct contact between the board of Arsenal & board of Leeds. They are negotiating, discussing, so Arsenal are working on Raphinha, with the intention to push & push in the coming days.” [@podcastherewego]— afcstuff (@afcstuff) June 20, 2022
However, this evening, several British media including Fabrizio Romano, confirmed that, the Gunners held direct contact with Leeds United over Raphinha deal while his representative Deco arrived in London for negotiation over his client.
Meanwhile, reports by Goal, claimed Jesus is close to completing his move to the Emirates Stadium and the deal could be officially announced in the coming days.
Talks with Man City over Gabriel Jesus are at a critical stage & there is hope between all parties that an agreement can be reached quickly. GOAL has learned that Jesus’ representatives are now travelling to England in a bid to push through the transfer. [@charles_watts] #afc pic.twitter.com/1Cu9E5yW0s— afcstuff (@afcstuff) June 20, 2022
The reports add that, Arsenal have cooled down on Youri Tielemans interest as they focus on secure the signature of Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha including Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.
Youri Tielemans deal expected to be last deal for the north London club as they seen it as easy transfer to be completed.https://twitter.com/AFCMet/status/1537917884961157121?s=19
The Gunners have already secured signed Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fábio Vieira but still in market to strengthen their squad with additional of world-class players ahead of next season.
Concerning the departure, Nicolas Pepe, Hector Bellerin, Bernd Leno, Luca Torreira, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding among players that likely to leave the Emirates this summer.
— GoonerViews (@GoonerViews) June 14, 2022